Tasty little six game slate in the NBA this Monday, the 2nd of December, headlined by what should be a fascinating clash between the 76ers and Jazz in Philadelphia!
As usual, we have a full preview and betting picks for our best bet of the day as well as picks for every game below!
Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks
Philips Arena, 7.30pm ET
Not the greatest looking matchup on paper here but one that we think provides great value as the Atalanta Hawks host the Golden State Warriors from 7.30pm. The Warriors currently sit dead last in the Western Conference with a 4-17 record, having lost their last game to the Orlando Magic by just three points on Sunday.
The Hawks started the season hot, but have lost their last 10 games in a row to fall to 4-16 on the season and 14th in the Eastern Conference. They start as 5.5 point favourites at home, but its the total that we are looking towards for value on Monday.
The Hawks have been dismal defensively over their losing streak, allowing a mammoth 128.1 points per game over that span. James Harden and the Rockets dropped 158 points on them just a few nights ago, as the two teams combined for a total of 269 points.
The first seven Hawks games of the season all hit the under, but since then it’s been an absolute scoring frenzy in Atlanta. 11 of the last 13 games the Hawks have been involved in have hit the over.
Atlanta and Golden State currently sit 3rd and 5th in the league for points allowed per game this season, so defense definitely wont be at a premium on Monday. The line sits at just 222.5 for this clash, which we think is way too low.
Pick: Total points OVER 222.5 (+100 at FanDuel)
Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers
Wells Fargo Center, 7pm ET
The game of the day sees two title hopefuls squaring off in Philadelphia as the 76ers take on the Jazz. Philly scored a good home win against the Pacers at home on Saturday and will be back at Wells Fargo Monday night, where they have been outstanding this season, maintaining a 9-0 record straight up.
The Jazz have also been strong at home with an 8-1 record straight up. They have struggled on the road though, winning just four of their 10 games away from Utah. They also have a pretty dismal 8-12 record against the spread, likely due to their highly defensive game plan which is conducive to close games.
The 76ers start as 5-point favourites here, which we like the look of considering Utah’s struggles on the road and the fact that they will be on the second night of a tough road back to back after losing to the Raptors on Sunday night. The 76ers should also have shooting guard Josh Richardson back in the line-up, which will make them even more of a force at home.
|NBA Picks Monday December 2nd||Tip||Odds|
|Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets||Hornets +4.5||-120 at BetRivers|
|Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers||76ers -5||-110 at PointsBet|
|Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks||Over 222.5||+100 at FanDuel|
|Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies||Pacers -6.5||-110 at BetRivers|
|New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks||Knicks +15.5||-110 at BetRivers|
|Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings||Over 210||-110 at BetRivers|
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